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Change is brewing: Nestle partners with Terracycle on coffee pods

While Australians certainly love their coffee, there are now more reasons to savor every cup, especially when nothing goes to waste. 

According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians consume more than a million and a half cups of coffee a day, or around 2.4 kilograms of coffee grounds per person each year.

A survey conducted by Harris and Galaxy Research says that almost 35 per cent of households now have an espresso machine, which uses coffee pods.

Resourcing Australia’s first landfill alternative

Port Stephens was Australia’s first region to invest in a landfill alternative - has the gamble paid off?

Nestled between Newcastle and Myall Lakes, Port Stephens is home to iconic tourist destinations including Birubi Beach and Nelson Bay, along with plenty of boat ramps, holiday parks, national parks and the impressive sand dunes of Worimi Conservation Lands.

Suez begins Perthwaste integration

Suez has begun integrating Perthwaste into its West Australian operations.

Effective 1 June, the acquisition, valued at $87 million, has been formalised between both parties in Perth.

Founded in 2001, Perthwaste provides waste management services to metropolitan Perth and the south west of Western Australia. The company has a large and well established customer base across local government and commercial markets.

Canberra announces opt-in garden organics service

Kerbside services are set for a shakeup in Canberra, with the announcement of kerbside garden organics collection starting across the City by 2017.

With ACT residents some of the nation’s largest waste generators per capita, the new service is expected to divert 5,000 tonnes of garden organics that is currently going to the rapidly filling Mugga Lane landfill.

Neerabup shutdown to replace composters

The Mindarie Regional Council’s Neerabup mechanical biological treatment facility has been closed to replace the composters.

The facility accepts 100,000 tonnes of general household waste per year from the MRC’s member councils (Cities of, Joondalup, Perth, Stirling, Vincent and Wanneroo and the Towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park) and produces compost and recyclate.

The plant diverts from landfill over 50% of the waste materials it receives, which comes from kerbside sources.

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